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Artist CV



2005    BFA , Studio Art, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA


Professional Experience


2013-present              Owner, Julia Hill LLC Custom Fabrication and Fine Arts

2013-2019                  Welder, Nucleus Sculpture Studio, Atlanta, GA

2015                            Set Designer, collaborator, “Resurgens: A Phoenix Flies Over Old 4th Ward”

2014                            Set Designer, “Dearly Departed”, Atlanta, GA

2011                            Set Designer, propmaster, “Plot”, The Goat Farm, Atlanta, GA

2011-2019                   IATSE 479 welder, sculptor, foreman, gang boss

2007-11                       Shop Technician, Savannah College of Art & Design, Atlanta, GA


Film and Television Credits


2017        Prop sculptor, “Fathom”

2014-6     Foreman, “The Walking Dead” Seasons 5-7

2014        Welder, “42”

                 Welder, “Devious Maids”

                 Welder, “Hunger Games 3”

2013        Welder, “Resurrection”

                  Gang Boss, Welder, “Need for Speed”

                  Welder, “Necessary Roughness”

                  Welder, “Prisoners”

2012         Welder, “Hunger Games 2”

2011         Welder, “The Watch”


2017          Artist Residency, The Hambidge Center for Arts and Sciences, Rabun Gap, GA

2011          Group Residency, The Hambidge Center for Arts and

                   Sciences, Rabun Gap, GA

2003         Artist Residency, Limassol Studios, Cyprus College of Art, Limassol, Cyprus



Grants and Awards


2019          Art on the Beltline, Artist Grant, Atlanta, GA

2018          Art on the Beltline, Artist Grant, Atlanta, GA

2014          Best group float, “Follow your Art”, Inman Park Parade, Atlanta GA

2012          Art on the Beltline, Artist Grant, Atlanta, GA

2011          XPT Project Grant, Center for Puppetry Arts, Atlanta, GA

2009          Best in show, Georgia Artists Competition, Abernathy Arts Center, Atlanta, GA


Exhibition Record


2020         Art in Public Places, Knoxville, TN (upcoming)

2019         Enchanted Forest, Installation Commissioned for the Hambidge Center Art Auction and Masquerade, Atlanta, GA

2019         Two-person Exhibition, 25% OFF, Kibbee Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2019         Art on the Beltline, Atlanta, GA

2018         Art on the Beltline, Atlanta, GA

2017         Signs of Solidarity, city-wide banner exhibition, Atlanta, GA

2009         Solo exhibition, Chaos and Currents, whitespec, Atlanta, GA

                  Georgia Statewide Artists Competition, Atlanta, GA

                  The December Show, whitespace, Atlanta, GA

                  ArtHouse[09], Rhodes Robinson Mansion, Atlanta, GA       

2008         The December Show, whitespace, Atlanta, GA

                   Entr’acte, Bush’s Antiques, New Orleans, LA

                   Lost, RFD Gallery, Swainsboro, GA

                   Curator, Group 7,  whitespace, Atlanta, GA

                   The Curiosity Shop, The River Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2007          Two-person exhibition, Chimera Among Us, Whitespace, Atlanta, GA

2005          C0-curator, The Bridge Show, Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery, Atlanta, GA


Performance Record

2015-7       Resurgens: A Phoenix Flies over Old 4th Ward, (in collaboration with Out of Hand Theater) Atlanta, GA

2016          Picasso the Gorilla and Kudzu the Dragon, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, New Orleans, LA

2015          Grendel the Wolf at The Great Artdoors Festival, Hambidge Center for Arts and Sciences, Rabun Gap, GA

2014          Kudzu the Dragon, Multiple performances/locations, Art on the Beltline, Atlanta, GA

2012          Public Spaces and Smiling Faces, (in collaboration with the Imperial Opa Circus), Art on the Beltline, Atlanta GA

2011          Picasso the Gorilla, Experimental Puppetry Theater, Center for Puppetry Arts, Atlanta, GA    

2011          Goodbye Dali, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA




2019         Ongoing Classes, Intro to Mig and Tig welding, Intro to Auto Maintenance, Mass Collective,

                  Atlanta, GA

2018         Employment opportunities for Sculpture Graduates, Panel Discussion, Mid-South Sculpture

                  Conference, Knoxville, TN

2018          Workshop: Koinobori flags, Glynn Visual Arts, St. Simon's Island, GA

2018          Workshop: Large Puppetry for Kids, Glynn Visual Arts, St. Simon's Island, GA

2017          Paper Bird Puppetmaking, Fire in the Fourth Festival, Atlanta, GA

2015          Introduction to Welding, The Workshop, Atlanta, GA

2015          Silkscreen for Beginners, The Workshop, Atlanta, GA

2009          Alumni Visiting Artist Lecture, New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, New Orleans, LA

2008          “Overload”, Pecha Kucha 20 x 20, Athica Athens Institute, Athens, GA




2018          Mid South Sculpture Alliance Conference, presenter, Knoxville, TN

2017          MakerFaire, presenter, Atlanta, GA

2008          NOLA Fired Up, presenter, New Orleans, LA

                   Global Arts Symposium, presenter, Vail, CO

2007          Southern Conference on Cast Iron Art, Sloss Furnaces, Birmingham, AL





International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Local 479

C4 Atlanta, member




Collin Kelley. “Spring Festival Guide,” (with photograph) Atlanta Intown, Volume 21, April 2015

Vino Wong. “Helping to End Hunger”, (with photograph) Atlanta Journal Constitution, Metro section,

                        March 14, 2011

Jerry Cullum. “Inspired sculpture, collective viewpoint”, (with photograph), AJC AccessAtlanta, Aug 28,

                        2008. 24.

Theo Stroomer. “Metal Mania”, (with photograph) Vail Daily, Jan 19, 2008.

Diana McClintock. “Chimera Among Us,” (with photograph), Art Papers, May 2007.

Jerry Cullum. “Storm couldn't displace passion”, (with photograph) AJC AccessAtlanta, Nov 17, 2005.



Additional skills


Project Facilitation/Consultation: Specializing in creative problem-solving, designing to budget, and resource acquisition for artists and organizations. Strong history of successful collaborations with local and regional organizations including The Lucky Penny, Deer Bear Wolf, Atlanta Film Festival, Out of Hand Theater, and Protect Awesome.


Construction: 10 years experience in commercial, residential, and film construction. Knowledge of OSHA construction site safety regulations. Certified and experienced in the operation of aerial work platforms. Certified and experienced in the operation of forklifts and lulls. First Aid/CPR/AED certified.


Metal Fabrication: 15 years of structural and ornamental metal working experience. High Proficiency in Oxy-Acetylene, Arc, Mig, and Tig welding of mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum.  Trained on the safe usage (and maintenance) of most metal fabrication equipment including angle grinders, chopsaws, horizontal band saws, benders, gas and coal forges, drill presses, brakes, shears, metal lathes, milling machines, sandblasters, and ironworkers.


Carpentry:  Competent in carpentry. Trained on the safe usage and maintenance of: table saw, drill press, lathe, panel saw, band saw, miter saw, planer, most small power tools for fabrication and finishing.


Mold-Making and Casting:  Proficient in many mold-making processes including Rubber molds, plastic, resin, rubber, and foam casting. Experienced and knowledgeable in metal casting.


Additional: Experienced with repairing and refurbishing tools and machinery. Experienced with a broad variety of sculptural materials and methods, including sewing, foam sculpting, puppetry, engineering and structural design, papier mache, painting, and faux finishing.


Management, leadership, pedagogy: I currently teach Mig Welding, Tig Welding, and Auto Maintenance classes at Mass Collective in Atlanta, GA. I have held management positions in commercial construction and film construction. I owned and managed a mixed use artist's maker space in Inman Park, from 2013-2017. I have designed and hosted numerous hands-on demos and workshops. I have designed workshops and activities for special events and festivals. I am passionate about sharing knowledge and ideas and enjoy facilitating creative visions for other artists and organizations.

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